Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Green Business Forum May 25th in Phoenix

Arizona International Growth Group (AZIGG) is pleased to announce:

National Bank of Arizona Hosts the Greater Phoenix SCORE®

The Green Business Forum

Tuesday, May 25th 7am – 11:45am
National Bank of Arizona
6001 N 24th Street, Phoenix

With AZIGG, APS, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arizona Department of Education, ASBA, ASU SkySong, Arizona Technology Council, AZ4Solar, Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, SRP

Introductions at 8:00 am by Master of Ceremonies
John Adam Kowalski – The John Adam Radio Show

National Bank of Arizona Remarks
Craig Robb, Executive Vice-President
Finance and Administration

Kick-Off Remarks
Local Official

Keynote Speaker
Lori Singleton – Manager of Environmental Initiatives, SRP

Special Green Expert
Patrick O’Grady – Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal

First Panel: Providing Green
Introduction by Glenn Hamer – CEO, Arizona Chamber of Commerce

  • Tim Precourt – CEO, Salt River Solar & Wind
  • Kirk Busch – CEO, AZ4Solar
  • Lynn Paige – CEO, Perfect Power
  • Bob Shatz – CFO Innovative Technologies Development Center

Questions and Answers Panel #1 Moderated by John Adam Kowalski

Ten minute break

Special Green Expert
Michael McClure - Mgr. Energy Services, Honeywell Building Solutions

Second Panel: Growing Green
Introduction by Steve Zylstra, CEO, Arizona Technology Council

  • William Carey – President, Dixon Golf
  • Craig Kennedy – President, Estrella Environmental
  • Dr. James Powers – CEO, iLinc Communications
  • Craig Hughes - CEO, Total Transit

Questions and Answers Panel #2 Moderated by John Adam Kowalski

Adjourn Approx 11:45am

All the best, Doug Bruhnke

Best International Restaurants in Phoenix Arizona

Here's the updated list of best international restaurants in Phoenix Metro. Please let us know if we've missed your favorite. Check out this list soon on the AZIGG website

You can see more details on Yelp or Urban Spoon: If you like international food I encourage you to connect to my profile there.

The restaurants marked with '*' are highly recommended.

Best International Restaurants in Arizona

Afghan: Flaming Kebob (Mesa)

African: Blue Nile Cafe (Tempe)

British: Codfather (Phoenix), Cornish Pasty Company (Tempe)

Burmese: Little Rangoon (Scottsdale)

Caribbean: Chino Bandido* (Phoenix), Havana Cafe (Phoenix)

Chinese: China Chile (Phoenix), George & Son* (Scottsdale), Golden Buddha (Phoenix), Great Wall Hong Kong Cuisine (Phoenix), Szechuan Palace* (Phoenix)

Dutch: Rokerij (Phoenix)

French: Amuse Bouche Bistro (Surprise), Au Petit Four* (Phoenix), Coup des Tartes* (Phoenix)

German: Haus Murphy's (Glendale)

Greek: Greekfest* (Phoenix)

Indian: Indian Delhi Palace (Phoenix), Maharaja Palace (Glendale), Tandoori Times (Glendale and Scottsdale)

Italian: Andreoli Italian Grocer* (Scottsdale), Alexi's Grill*(Phoenix), Avanti's (Phoenix), Cibo (Phoenix), Giuseppe's on 28th* (Phoenix), Marcellino Ristorante (Phoenix), Pasta Brioni (Scottsdale), Pizzeria Bianco* (Phoenix), 'Pomo (Scotttsdale), Sassi (Scottsdale), Tomaso's (Phoenix and Chandler), Tutti Santi (Scottsdale), Voce Ristorante (Scottsdale)

Japanese: Dozo (Scottsdale), Hana Japanese (Phoenix), Hiro Sushi (Scottsdale), Roka Akor* (Scottsdale), Shimogamo* (Chandler), Sushi Ken* (Chandler), Yasu Sushi Bistro (Phoenix)

Korean: Chodang Tofu and BBQ (Chandler)

Kosher: Segal's Oasis Grill* (Phoenix)

Mexican: Barrio Cafe* (Phoenix), Carolina's Mexican Food (Phoenix), El Guero Canelo (Tucson), Elote Cafe* (Sedona), La Tolteca Mexican Foods (Phoenix), Mi Nidito* (Tucson), Spotted Donkey Cantina* (Scottsdale)

Middle Eastern: Al-Hana at Baiz Market* (Phoenix), Pars Persian Cuisine (Phoenix), Persian Room (Scottsdale)

Filipino: Karey's Kitchen (Phoenix)

Russian: Bon Appetit (Phoenix), Restaurant Samarkand (Phoenix)

Spanish: Lola Tapas* (Phoenix)

Thai: Malee's on Main (Scottsdale), Swaddee (Scottsdale), Thai Spices (Mesa), Wild Thaiger* (Phoenix)

Vietnamese: Cyclo Vietnamese Cuisine (Chandler), Fresh Mint (Scottsdale)

We also have world-class resorts in Arizona with great restaurants inside - some of which are international and all of which cater to international visitors. All of these are highly recommended.

Best Arizona Resort Dining

Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa (Phoenix)
Camelback Inn (Scottsdale)
Enchantment Resort (Sedona)
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (Scottsdale)
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch (Scottsdale)
Intercontinental Montelucia Resort and Spa (Paradise Valley)
L'Auberge de Sedona (Sedona)
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort (Tucson)
Ritz-Carlton Phoenix (Phoenix)
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa (Paradise Valley)
Talking Stick Resort and Casino (Scottsdale)
The Boulders (Carefree)
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort and Spa (Scottsdale)
The Royal Palms Resort and Spa (Phoenix)
The Phoenician (Phoenix)
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (Scottsdale)
The Westin LaPaloma Resort & Spa (Tucson)
Westward Look Resort (Tucson)

And finally for visitors to Arizona who would like to enjoy a great American or Southwestern meal, here are some of our favorite other restaurants in the Valley of the Sun, Tucson and beyond. All of these are highly recommended.

Other Best Restaurants in Arizona

Arcadia Farms Cafe (Scottsdale)
Baby Kay's Cajun Kitchen (Phoenix)
Binkley's Restaurant (Cave Creek)
Cafe Bink (Carefree)
Cafe Roka (Bisbee)
Donavon's Steak & Chop House (Phoenix)
Durant's (Phoenix)
Joe's Farm Grill (Gilbert)
Joe's Real BBQ (Gilbert)
Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles (Phoenix)
Mastro's Ocean Club (Phoenix)
Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico (Phoenix)
Roaring Fork (Scottsdale)
The Farmhouse (Gilbert)
Quiessence, The Farm at South Mountain (Phoenix)

All the best, Doug

Doug Bruhnke, AZIGG

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Wrap-up of AZIGG: The World's Data is Coming To Arizona

Thanks to the dedicated internationalists who came out to AZIGG on April 5th to hear Phoenix-area IT business experts discuss Data Centers in Arizona and how they are increasingly attracting companies from all over the world.

The pictures from the April AZIGG event taken by Laird Brown of Small Business Photo are posted in Facebook at!/album.php?aid=202855&id=699598645&ref=mf. Watch the AZIGG site this week for a summary

Thanks to all the expert speakers...

Steve Zylstra - CEO, Arizona Technology Council
Rick Crutchley - VP and GM, CoreLink Data Centers
Greg Davit - Channel Business Development Officer, i/o Data Centers
Brad Smidt - VP, GPEC (Greater Phoenix Economic Council)
Joe Ingram - Partner, Tenzing Corporation
Dave Rice - CEO, TrueCloud

Thanks to our sponsors...

Snell & Wilmer
SYNERGY HomeCare of the East Valley
SRP Telecom

Thanks also to Bart Butler, Michael Charap and Julie Vasquez for helping with sign-ups. Thanks to the AZ Tech Council and SIM-Arizona for copartnering with AZIGG on this event.

All the best, Doug

Doug Bruhnke
Arizona International Growth Group (AZIGG)